• About Pitt County Schools

    Pitt County Schools is a dynamic, thriving public school system, insistent on continued growth that results in tangible, real-world success for our students, the youth of our community. As leaders, we set sustainable goals based on real data and real experiences and follow up with real analysis and adjustments. Our internal stakeholders (educators, leaders, support staff) are just as vital to student success as our external stakeholders (parents, businesses, organizations, community members). As our logo creatively conveys, education in the 21st century requires a foundational, layered approach, and we understand that we are stronger together. Our ultimate goal is to identify what our students need, remove barriers, utilize our system's and our community's resources, and rely on our professional collaboration and training to create healthy environments and to clear pathways for all students to grow and to become successful. Pitt County Schools currently serves more than 24,000 students in 38 schools and is continuing to see annual growth in its student population. 

    School Types

    • Pre-K Education Center - 1
    • Elementary Schools (K-5) - 16
    • K-8 Schools - 6
    • Middle Schools (6-8) - 7
    • Traditional High Schools (9-12) - 6
    • Early College High Schools (9-12) - 2



    • 9 thematic schools
    • 2 dual language immersion programs
    • 6 hands-on career discovery labs
    • 13+ hands-on STEM labs
    • 20 AVID schools
    • 9 Kids Read Now schools
    • 1,100 students enrolled in our virtual academy
    • 290 sports team opportunities available for middle and high school students
    • Specialty programs: Health Sciences Academy, Pitt Technical Academy, and Pharma K-12
    • 18 school psychologists
    • 26 school resource officers
    • 21 social workers
    • 18 school nurses
    • 200+ PCS staff members are trained in Trauma-Informed Care and Reconnect for Resilience
    • 450+ PCS teachers involved in leadership development programs
    • 4000 students matched with local businesses and organizations for career exploration
    • 7 industry partners offering paid pre-apprenticeships with Tradesformers
    • 423 North Carolina Scholars
    • $12 Million in scholarships awarded to students during 2020, a pandemic year (25+ million in 2019)

    Statistics taken from the 2019-2021 school year.